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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson enters not guilty plea    Tue Oct 14, 12:45 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson entered a not guilty plea to the charge of injury to a child, according to documents filed to the 9th District Court in Montgomery County, Texas. His trial date is scheduled for Dec. 1, and a pretrial date is scheduled for Nov. 4, per court documents.

Footballguys view: Peterson will remain on the Exempt/Commissioner's permission list while he awaits trial. We would be surprised to see Peterson back in action this year.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson may be arrested    Thu Oct 9, 03:34 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be arrested again for admitting to smoking some marijuana while on bond, according to sources. Montgomery County prosecutors have filed documents to have Peterson arrested again.

Footballguys view: What's worse is that reports have him admitting to smoking it the day before he was supposed to be tested. So let's do the timeline here: he gets arrested, is out on bond, knows he's going to get tested for drugs, has some weed the day before the test and admits it. The only thing that makes any sense is that he admitted it, since the test would have caught him anyway. We're guessing you can drop him in redraft leagues if you haven't already, since one can imagine the league having some issues with the admission.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson has trial date    Wed Oct 8, 12:04 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's trial for reckless or negligent injury to a child is tentatively scheduled to start Dec. 1, according to his attorney.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson to plead not guilty    Tue Oct 7, 12:32 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is expected to plead not guilty to child abuse charges for allegedly disciplining his son when he appears in court Wednesday, Oct. 8. A trial date could be set, but it is not certain if that will happen.

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  Vikings | AP wants to resolve case swiftly    Sun Sep 21, 09:42 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson wants his representation to accelerate his trial date for child-abuse charges, with the goal of getting it set for 2014, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The broader goal will be to resolve the charges in time for Peterson to return to action for the Vikings this year. He would need to resolve the charges in a way that doesn't expose him to a potential suspension without pay under the personal-conduct policy.

Footballguys view: Peterson could still play again this year. If you have long benches, he's certainly worth a spot if his alleged crimes don't turn you off from rooting for him.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson wants earlier trial    Sun Sep 21, 12:29 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's lawyers are looking for an expedited trial for Peterson and do not want the trial to begin next year.

Footballguys view: Peterson could still play again this year. He might not be worth carrying in very short bench leagues (or if you as your team's GM refuse to keep him on your roster, which is reasonable), but in deeper bench leagues, hold Peterson if you can.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson trial could be a while    Thu Sep 18, 07:47 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's case for child abuse could take six to 18 months to go to trial, according to a source. Peterson is on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list and is out indefinitely.

Footballguys view: Don't expect Peterson back anytime soon. Look for Matt Asiata as the lead back with the Vikings. Rookie Jerick McKinnon could get worked into the mix as well.

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  Vikings | Vikings want Adrian Peterson back    Wed Sep 17, 05:21 PM

The Minnesota Vikings intend to bring RB Adrian Peterson back after his legal issues are resolved.

Footballguys view: The future for Peterson is full of question marks right now. He may stay in Minnesota, but it could be a long time before he sees the field again.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson out indefinitely    Wed Sep 17, 02:06 AM

The Minnesota Vikings announced RB Adrian Peterson was placed on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list Wednesday, Sept. 17, which will keep him away from the team indefinitely.

Footballguys view: The Vikings do a 180 here after reinstating Peterson on Monday. Now, Peterson will have to get though the legal process, serve any punishment the league sees fit and then get back on the field. Fantasy owners should not expect him back anytime soon (court date is set for October 8th). In the meantime, fullback/running back Matt Asiata should see a lead role. Rookie Jerick McKinnon may also start to see an increase in playing time.

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  Vikings | Governor: Vikes should suspend Adrian Peterson    Tue Sep 16, 02:12 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson doesn't have the support of Minnesota governor Mark Dayton. Dayton thinks the Vikings should suspend Peterson after the team announced he's expected to play in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints. Peterson was indicted Friday, Sept. 12, on charges of negligent or reckless injury to a child, and he sat out in Week 2.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson cleared in new case    Tue Sep 16, 08:36 AM

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been cleared of wrongdoing in the second child abuse investigation, according to sources. The investigation found that Peterson did not strike the 4-year-old boy, but he accidentally bumped his head on a carseat while being punished.

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  Vikings | New abuse allegation for Peterson    Mon Sep 15, 08:50 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is accused of injuring another son while disciplining the 4-year-old, according to new allegations Monday, Sept. 15. The 4-year-old is by a different mother than the alleged victim in the Montgomery County case, in which Peterson is charged with felony injury to a child. The latest incident allegedly occurred last June, while the boy, who lives out of state, was visiting Peterson at his gated home in Texas.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson court date set    Mon Sep 15, 06:02 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's court date has been set for Oct. 8, according to a source. The arraignment will take place at the Ninth District Court.

Footballguys view: We'd be shocked if this court date isn't moved back. The legal process may take some time to work through this case fully. In the meantime, Peterson has been reactivated by the Vikings and he should be back on the field in Week 3.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson reinstated    Mon Sep 15, 01:14 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was reinstated after being deactivated in Week 2 against the New England Patriots following his arrest on a charge of causing injury to his son by disciplining him with a tree branch.

Footballguys view: Peterson should be back on the field in Week 3. It looks as though the league is going to allow for due process in the legal system before handing down a punishment on Peterson.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson expected to play    Mon Sep 15, 11:52 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is expected to play in Week 3 following his deactivation in Week 2, the team announced Monday, Sept. 15. He will participate in practice fully this week.

Footballguys view: The league could let the legal process run its course before deciding on action with Peterson. The team should give him his normal workload even as this controversy swirls around him. Monitor his practice during the week to see if in fact the team will play him in Week 3.

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  Vikings | NFL reviewing Adrian Peterson case    Sun Sep 14, 12:28 PM

Updating an ongoing story, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's case will be reviewed under the NFL's personal conduct policy, according to league spokesman Brian McCarthy.

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  Vikings | Week 2 Inactives    Sun Sep 14, 11:39 AM

The Minnesota Vikings have declared RB Adrian Peterson, LB Brandon Watts, QB Christian Ponder, OG David Yankey, LB Michael Mauti, WR Rodney Smith, DL Scott Crichton inactive for Week 2.

Footballguys view: Matt Asiata will get the start with Peterson out, with rookie Jerick McKinnon mixed in. Asiata is worth flex consideration against a Patriots defense that was very poor against the run last week at Miami.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson's status TBA Monday    Sun Sep 14, 09:40 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will have his roster status announced Monday, Sept. 15, by the team. The team could allow him to practice and attend meetings but deactivate him on gamedays or suspend him with pay.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson trial likely in 2015    Sat Sep 13, 02:54 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's trial for reckless or negligent injury of a child will likely occur in 2015. Peterson was released from jail on $15,000 bond Saturday, Sept. 13, after being arrested for a felony charge involving his son.

Footballguys view: This puts the Vikings in a tough spot, as the reality is they may have to make some choices before the court date given how things went with the Ray Rice fiasco. It is unclear just how they - or the league office - will act as the precedence is minimal. Rice is indefinitely suspended and cut - do the Vikings repeat some part of that action? Or do they wait and risk pressure from the league and fans who are horrified by Peterson's actions? While fantasy football is the least important aspect of this, it's what you come here for. Our advice is not to expect to have Peterson anytime soon and prepare for life without him. Matt Asiata - a solid but unspectacular back (fullback essentially) - will get the bulk of the carries immediately. Watch for a player we are monitoring closely, rookie Jerick McKinnon was added in the third round of the 2014 NFL draft. McKinnon is far more athletic, speedier and shiftier than Asiata, and that should to be evident from the first game on.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson deactivated in Week 2    Fri Sep 12, 06:38 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been deactivated for the Week 2 game against the New England Patriots.

Footballguys view: Matt Asiata should get the bulk of the work in the backfield and is worth a flex play against the Patriots defensive line that looked like it was on roller skates at times against Miami last week. Rookie Jerick McKinnon should get enough touches to impress and elevate his dynasty stock, but he is only a stash for redraft. It's too early to speculate whether Peterson's absence will extend past one game, but there are no obvious reasons that will beyond the sensitive of the media relations and public relations of the NFL right now.

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  Vikings | More details on Adrian Peterson case    Fri Sep 12, 06:36 PM

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson admitted in a police report that he did 'whoop' one of his children last May when he visited him in Houston. When the 4-year-old boy returned home, his mother took him to a doctor, and the boy told police Peterson had hit him with a branch from a tree. The doctor said the boy had a number of lacerations on his thighs and bruise-like marks on his lower back and buttocks and cuts on his hand. Peterson regarded it as a normal spanking when he was questioned by investigators. A grand jury earlier this summer decided not to charge Peterson, but a second grand jury is now indicting him.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson indicted for injury to child    Fri Sep 12, 05:43 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas for reckless or negligent injury of a child, according to a person with knowledge of the case. Peterson reportedly used a switch to spank his son. He'll have to return to Texas to post bond, but there is no timetable for that to happen. Peterson returned to practice Friday, Sept. 12, after being absent Thursday, Sept. 11. The team is gathering information regarding the legal situation.

Footballguys view: Peterson's status is up in the air for this weekend. While the description of "using a switch" sounds innocuous, the authorities being involved implies the possibility of serious injury.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson probable    Fri Sep 12, 04:26 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 12, and is listed as probable for Week 2.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson trying to find comfort level    Thu Sep 11, 06:28 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson looked to be trying to find his comfort level in the team's new running scheme in Week 1 against the St. Louis Rams, a scheme that uses more pulling guards and uses more runs that are designed to hit a certain point of attack, rather than allowing Peterson to find cutback lanes. Eleven of Peterson's 21 carries went to the right side of the offensive line, and he gained 42 yards on those runs.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners who have Peterson should chill out. YOU HAVE ADRIAN PETERSON....you'll be more than fine. Peterson will hit his groove soon enough, and he's a must start every week.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson sits out Thursday    Thu Sep 11, 06:23 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 11. Peterson wasn't listed on the injury report Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Footballguys view: No big deal, just some veteran rest here.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson refutes report    Thu Aug 28, 02:57 PM

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson denied a report that said he told Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones that he would like to play for the Cowboys at some point. 'This was a casual conversation between NFL colleagues in which I never indicated I wanted to leave the Vikings,' Peterson said in a statement. 'I have always said I understand the NFL is a business but that I would love to retire as a Viking.'

Footballguys view: As we said before, the chances of this happening would be slim and none if slim was on a train out of town. Peterson clearly was juts talking although one wonders if the Vikings will file tampering charges against Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.

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  Cowboys | DAL interests Adrian Peterson    Thu Aug 28, 01:01 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson had a phone conversation with Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones in June where he stated he would be interested in joining the Cowboys when his time with the Vikings is over. Jones said he has not talked with Peterson since the phone call and does not believe that the call should be considered tampering.

Footballguys view: As Bleacher Report NFC North Lead Writer Zach Kruse tweeted earlier, Adrian Peterson's cap hit this year is $14.4M. It goes up to $15.4M next season but the cap hit if Peterson is traded or released next year is only $2.4M. The Vikings have to be looking at the numbers on Peterson given his age, but it's hard to imagine him in any jersey but purple. There are a lot of reasons this won't happen from the Dallas end as well. First, the Cowboys have more vital needs so even if the Vikings cut Peterson, would Jerry Jones really ignore the very real issues on the defensive side of the ball? Secondly, it would cost Jones either picks or money - or both - and the price would likely be too steep. It's a fun game of "what if" but the top five fantasy back will remain in Minnesota and at most we may see a revamp of his contract next offseason,

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson sits    Thu Aug 21, 03:48 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (personal) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

Footballguys view: Just a day off for Peterson, who remains one of the top fantasy running backs for 2014.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson sits out    Thu Aug 21, 10:25 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson missed practice Wednesday, Aug. 20, due to an unspecified personal matter.

Footballguys view: Just a little rest for the most important piece on offense. It's not like AP needs the practice. He's still one of our top 5 prospects for fantasy this year.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson won't play this weekend    Thu Aug 14, 06:46 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not play in the team's preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, Aug. 16. He played in one series in the team's third preseason game last year, but other than that, he hasn't had a carry in the preseason since 2011.

Footballguys view: It's not as if he needs the practice and they want him to be there in December more than they need him in August. Peterson is still considered a top fantasy running back, and should have a tremendous season.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson improving pass catching    Tue Aug 12, 01:02 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson appears to be improving his pass-catching skills. He dropped one pass in practice Monday, Aug. 11, but had some nice catches.

Footballguys view: No one should be surprised if Peterson sets a career high in receptions with Norv Turner, who usually feeds his RBs targets, at the helm of the offense. There's an argument for Peterson at #1 overall if you think he isn't wearing down as mortal back with his age and career workload would be at this point.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson sits    Sat Aug 9, 12:20 AM

As expected, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (rest) dressed for the preseason opener against the Oakland Raiders Friday, Aug. 8, but he did not play. Peterson hasn't had a carry in the preseason since the 2011 campaign.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson won't play preseason opener    Tue Aug 5, 06:51 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will not play in the team's preseason opener, head coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday, Aug. 5.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. There's no need for Peterson to get out there in the first preseason game.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson excited about offense    Mon Jul 28, 04:50 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he is looking forward to playing in the team's new offense because it is more versatile than the one the team had been using for the last several seasons. 'Let's call it what it is: I thought in the past, we've been predictable,' Peterson said. 'I'm sure you guys wrote stories about us being predictable the past seven years. You won't be able to write that story this year. That's pretty much all I'm saying. You won't be able to do that, because this offense is so versatile.'

Footballguys view: Norv Turner usually makes great use of his most talented players. Peterson fits the bill, and the QB play should also improve. It's not crazy to take Peterson #1 overall this year, but he did wear down last year and is getting to the point in his career where most mortal backs slow down.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson could sit out preseason    Mon Jul 28, 01:10 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson does not need to play in the preseason to show something to the coaching staff, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Zimmer said Peterson could get a few carries during the preseason if Peterson asks to play.

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  NFL | Running backs compensation note    Wed Jul 23, 05:26 PM

Only Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will make more money than Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles, among their positional peers, following Charles' two-year extension.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson to catch more passes?    Thu Jul 17, 06:51 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson will reportedly have some of his carries converted into catches as the team wants to use him more in space and alleviate his wear and tear.

Footballguys view: New offensive coordinator Norv Turner knows how to build a quality ground game and get the most out of his running backs. Everyone knows Peterson is a top-3 fantasy running back already, and catching more passes will just cement him near the top spot.

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  Vikings | Jerick McKinnon impresses Adrian Peterson    Sat Jul 5, 10:20 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he was impressed by RB Jerick McKinnon. "He's pretty impressive and there's not too many guys who impress me like that, especially rookies coming in," Peterson said. "He's been able to do some real good things in the offense, picking it up well and just his running style."

Footballguys view: We're not over the moon about McKinnon's ability to convert from a quarterback to a running back, but if he's impressing Peterson then that's a good sign. The rookie is competing with Matt Asiata to be the primary backup behind Peterson this year.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson working on pass catching    Sat Jun 21, 12:19 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he has been working on his pass catching skills, because he likely will be asked to catch more passes in offensive coordinator Norv Turner's system. The team sees Peterson as an every-down running back, so he may have to pick up some blitzes on passing downs.

Footballguys view: Peterson can do anything he sets his mind to. The team lost backup Toby Gerhart in free agency to the Jaguars, and they don't really have a change-of-pace back behind Peterson. He's once again worthy of a top-5 selection in everyone's fantasy draft.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson plans to stick around    Thu Jun 19, 12:15 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has no plans to be done playing football by the time the team opens their new stadium in 2016. His current contract runs through the 2017 season, but he's the only running back in the league with a salary cap hit of more than $10 million this year, and the team could cut him without a cap penalty after next year.

Footballguys view: Peterson has been the one reliable point on the offense for some time, even including the now-departed Percy Harvin. While he makes a ton of money, he has been worth every penny and will continue to be. Perhaps they can talk to him about redoing his contract to keep him. It would benefit him and the Vikings both to stay together.

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  Eagles | Expect Jeremy Maclin to be ready    Sat Jun 7, 09:51 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles fully expect Jeremy Maclin (knee) to be ready to go for the start of the 2014 season, according to general manager Howie Roseman. 'I think it depends on the player. We saw Adrian Peterson come back after six months, and did he win the MVP award after that? So I think it depends on the genetics. And all I know is what our doctors are telling us, and he's doing a great job in his rehab. We fully expect him to be ready to go once the season starts.'

Footballguys view: Getting Maclin back will be huge for the Eagles offense. His speed and run-after-the-catch ability make him dangerous in the high-powered Chip Kelly system. The Eagles need playmakers at the wide receiver position after letting DeSean Jackson (Washington) go earlier this year.

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  Vikings | Looking to draft running back    Mon May 5, 08:29 AM

The Minnesota Vikings would like to draft a running back to help reduce the load on RB Adrian Peterson in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: They're not going to take the ball out of Peterson's hands. However, they could add a back to spell Peterson when he needs a breather. Toby Gerhart (Jacksonville Jaguars) left in free agency and the team has Matt Asiata as the primary backup behind Peterson at this time.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson injury update    Thu May 1, 02:59 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) said he is at about 80 percent right now and is spending time working on strength and balance.

Footballguys view: Peterson played last year while not 100% and still totaled 1200 yards, a 4.5 yards per carry average and 10 touchdowns. We expect him to be ready to go full speed by August or, at worst, opening week.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson taking part in practice    Wed Apr 30, 12:46 PM

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said RB Adrian Peterson (groin) was able to participate in the team's workout Tuesday, April 29.

Footballguys view: Peterson is a machine. The Vikings will monitor him closely so there is no aggravation of the injury.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson could see more pass plays    Sat Apr 12, 06:16 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson could be used more in passing plays this season with the departure of RB Toby Gerhart.

Footballguys view: More Peterson is nothing but a good thing. We'll see Peterson as the top draft pick in most fantasy drafts in 2014.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson injury update    Wed Apr 9, 03:31 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (groin) is close to full strength and plans on participating in offseason workouts when he does get back to full strength. There is no timetable for his return.

Footballguys view: Peterson doesn't follow timetables....timetables follow him. He's going to be 100 percent ready to go by the start of the regular season. Peterson will once again be a top fantasy pick.

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  Vikings | Matt Asiata takes aim at No. 2 job    Mon Mar 24, 09:16 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Matt Asiata is working to serve as the primary backup to RB Adrian Peterson now that RB Toby Gerhart (Jaguars) is gone. The team elected to keep the exclusive rights free agent, signing him to a one-year, $570,000 contract this month.

Footballguys view: General manager Rick Spielman said the team is looking for depth at running back, but the team hasn't displayed an urgency to address the spot the first two weeks of free agency.

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  Vikings | Two RBs to challenge for roster spot    Mon Mar 24, 09:15 PM

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team is looking for depth at running back, but if they do not add any bodies, practice squad holdovers RBs Joe Banyard and Bradley Randle might get a chance to push for a roster spot behind RBs Adrian Peterson and Matt Asiata.

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  Vikings | Adrian Peterson lobbying for Michael Vick    Thu Mar 6, 10:30 AM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is lobbying for the team to sign free-agent QB Michael Vick (Eagles).

Footballguys view: Peterson may still be playing at a high level, but he knows the clock is ticking. He wants to win now and Ponder or a rookie won't cut it. Will Vick? Plenty of people are saying Johnny Manziel would be a fit there, so why not the more experienced Vick?

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  Vikings | Toby Gerhart likely to leave    Sun Mar 2, 02:21 AM

It is expected that Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart will leave via free agency rather than be signed by the squad. Gerhart is looking for a bigger role than just RB Adrian Peterson's backup.

Footballguys view: We're not surprised by this news. We'll see if Gerhart can go to a team that will give him a chance as a starter.

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